On This Day Trivia Quiz – 7 April

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 7 April.

1. Who wrote St. John’s Passion?  It premiered in Leipzig on 7 April 1724?

2. Which English highwayman was executed in York for horse-stealing on 7 April 1739?

3. Invented by John Walker, which firelighting implement went on sale on 7 April 1827?

4. Who filed for his telegraph patent on 7 April 1838?

5. Which Italian city was devastated by Mount Vesuvius erupting on 7 April 1906?

6. Born on 7 April 1930, which actor played the role of Manuel in the British comedy Fawlty Towers (1975)

7. Born on 7 April 1933, which actor played the role of Trapper John in M*A*S*H (1972)?

8. Which film director (The Godfather (1972) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)) was born on 7 April 1939

9. Which bible sold for $2 million on 7 April 1978?

10. Which robotic spacecraft was launched on 7 April 2001?


Note: This trivia quiz is a work in progress.  Whenever we find clues that are applicable to this date, we will add them.

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